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Team OcUK - we need your spare CPU cycles

Discussion in 'TOSAH Archive' started by Berserker, Apr 21, 2005.

  1. kicks66

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 18, 2004

    Posts: 1,866

    is it possilbe to have boinc and f@h running at the same time??
    im currently doing about 5 boinc prjects, although climate predictor and protein predictor dont do anything really at the moment for some reason

    nick
     
  2. rameen

    Hitman

    Joined: Mar 14, 2004

    Posts: 662

    Location: Across the pond

    Great thread, Berserker.

    Just want to remind anyone who's started Boinc and wants to be in the team, to join OcUK immediately, as any credits you get while off the team don't get transferred. ;)

    @kicks66--I believe either boinc or f@h take precedence, and a single machine won't crunch both. But Predictor has similar aims to F@H (not identical). I don't know why it's not running well for you.
     
  3. Foiled

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 1,483

    Location: Sunny Cardiff

    Just joined up to Folding@home, am I allowed to use the graphical user face? Or does it slow WUs down?
     
  4. Mattus

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 30, 2003

    Posts: 10,900

    Location: London

    I think F@H is OK with the graphical interface, not like the old SETI one which was evil :p
     
  5. Otacon

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 10, 2004

    Posts: 21,923

    Location: All over

    I run F@H as a service. Dont notice a thing, just check the logs occasionally to see how its doing :)
     
  6. rich99million

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 26, 2002

    Posts: 9,348

    Location: Derbyshire

    the GUI is fine - it only uses a little of the CPU time when you are actually viewing the pretty pictures, if you just have the icon in the system tray it does exactly the same as the console version.

    If you have a dual/multi cpu system or HT you're better off starting with the consoles and setting them up as services - you can then use FahMon or EMIII (see links in the how-to in my sig) to monitor them if you want to see remaining time and EMIII even displays graphics if you want.

    Welcome to the team - be sure to come and say hi in the DC forum :)
     
  7. Beansprout

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jan 31, 2004

    Posts: 16,303

    Location: Plymouth

    Join TKC while you're at it - why not eh! - Link in Siggy to consume your mind and fascination at just how many times your keyboard get hit and your mouse clicked and scrolled :eek:
     
  8. rameen

    Hitman

    Joined: Mar 14, 2004

    Posts: 662

    Location: Across the pond

    You might consider doing another project--Climate Prediction is a good one--as a backup. You can run it on the same computer, but give it a lower resource share (1% of BURP, say). That way, your computer is always doing something useful, but prefers to do BURP when work units are available. ;)
     
  9. Hudzy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 19, 2004

    Posts: 1,293

    Location: Bristol

    Think I tried BOINC when it was first out. Had a few issues if I remember correctly. This thread has convinced me to get back to it and try again though. :cool:
     
  10. pyro

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 23, 2002

    Posts: 16,167

    Back in the good days it was just seti, now it's getting crowded :(
     
  11. Stan_Lite

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Apr 27, 2004

    Posts: 107,331

    Location: In bed with your sister

    It being crowded means that there are so many worthwhile projects to choose from:
    You can help find aliens; you can help predict climate changes; you can help find cures for diseases.....
    There are so many useful things you can do in distributed computing it seems a shame to waste your spare CPU cycles.

    So c'mon everybody, pay a visit to the DC FORUM , there's bound to be something that suits you :)

    Go for it mate, you know it makes sense ;)

    Stan :)
     
  12. Hudzy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 19, 2004

    Posts: 1,293

    Location: Bristol

    Have done. And it definately seems to have improved. Now running SETI, Protein Predictor, and Einstein. Just need to sneak this onto my Dad's PC now. :D
     
  13. Stan_Lite

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Apr 27, 2004

    Posts: 107,331

    Location: In bed with your sister

    Good for you - just tell your Dad it's security monitoring software - hopefully he'll never know the difference ;) (unless of course he's computer savvy).

    I would do the same but my Dad's computer is hardly ever on :o

    Stan :)
     
  14. rameen

    Hitman

    Joined: Mar 14, 2004

    Posts: 662

    Location: Across the pond

    Most of boinc's kinks have gotten worked out--it runs pretty well overall. And Folding@Home is very stable, I hear. :)
     
  15. rich99million

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 26, 2002

    Posts: 9,348

    Location: Derbyshire

    yep they haven't had to update the client in a long time - all updates for the last year or so have been to add extra capabilities for examining different proteins, the servers are also extremely reliable and don't depend on eachother

    Boinc does have it's funny moments but that's the beauty of signing up for more than one boinc project - you can always fall back on the others if one goes down
     
  16. Trick

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 7, 2003

    Posts: 3,460

    Location: York

    Fold for the win, one and all. Now, where did I put that spare Barton....
     
  17. rameen

    Hitman

    Joined: Mar 14, 2004

    Posts: 662

    Location: Across the pond

    Having more than one project adds to the fun, too, as you can stomp up several tables at once. ;)
     
  18. Mad old tory

    Sgarrista

    Joined: May 25, 2003

    Posts: 9,361

    Location: Limehouse

    I was beginning to drift away from DC, but i think im gonna try folding for a while, seems more worthwhile than SETI atm.
     
  19. Mattus

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 30, 2003

    Posts: 10,900

    Location: London

    Lots of new folders recently - any more? It helps cure cancer and it's fun to boot. :)
     
  20. rich99million

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 26, 2002

    Posts: 9,348

    Location: Derbyshire

    yep lots of new people on Folding@Home, the more the merrier and if you join now you'll be able to race up the ranks rather than having to wait till you get through the slackers to have a little fun

    does anyone know who is going by the name sculptor(OcUK)? whoever it is certainly got into folding in a big way :eek: :D